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Soldier Charged with Aggravated Assault, Attempted Murder

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell Soldier has been charged with attempted murder and three counts of assault following an incident December 21st on Fort Campbell.

Charges were preferred December 22nd, 2010 against Staff Sgt. Ian J. Kriebel, 35, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice alleging the following offenses:

Charge I: Violation Of The UCMJ, Article 80 (Attempted Murder) Specification: In that Staff Sergeant Ian Kriebel, U.S. Army, did, at or near Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on or about 21 December 2010, with premeditation, attempt to murder (an on-duty Military Policeman) by stabbing him repeatedly with a knife and that such acts would have resulted in the commission of premeditated murder except for the unexpected intervening circumstance of (the Military Policeman) shooting him.

Charge II: Violation Of The UCMJ, Article 128 (Assault) Specification 1: In that Staff Sergeant (E-6) Ian Kriebel, U.S. Army, did, at or near Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on or about 21 December 2010, commit an assault upon (an on-duty Military Policeman) by stabbing him in the neck and upper torso with a knife and did thereby intentionally inflict grievous bodily harm upon him, to wit: multiple deep stab wounds.

Specification 2: In that Staff Sergeant (E-6) Ian Kriebel, U.S. Army, did, at or near Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on or about 21 December 2010, assault (an on-duty Military Policeman), who was then known by the accused to be a person then having and in the execution of military law enforcement duties, by stabbing (an on-duty Military Policeman) with a knife.

Specification 3: In that Staff Sergeant (E-6) Ian Kriebel, U.S. Army, did, at or near Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on or about 21 December 2010, commit an assault upon (an on-duty Military Policeman), with a dangerous weapon, to wit: a knife.

The charges stem from an incident where Kriebel flagged down an on-duty military policeman assigned to the 163rd Military Police Detachment, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade. Kriebel allegedly stabbed the MP multiple times with a knife. During the altercation, the MP shot Kriebel one time.

The MP remains hospitalized in stable condition. Kriebel is in military custody.

Kriebel joined the Army in October 2006 and arrived at Fort Campbell in May 2010. He is a Fire Support Specialist assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Campbell.

The name of the MP will not be released at this time.

Under the UCMJ, the Soldier accused of misconduct is presumed innocent until and unless his guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt at a trial by court-martial.

The charges against Kriebel have been forwarded to Fort Campbell Garrison Commander, Col. Perry C. Clark, who exercises special court-martial convening authority over him.

The Army will not speculate on possible future outcomes nor release information regarding the results of the criminal investigation, possible evidence in the case and other similar information.

The incident remains under investigation by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command.


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